"What has happened to us, Congress? Am I different? Yeah. Have I changed my pants? No. Deep down my colleagues know they want to wear wider bottoms—they are just not secure enough to do it. I do wear skinny ties. Yeah, wide ties make me look heavier than I am and I am heavy enough. Do I do my hair with a weed whacker? I admit it."—U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant, addressing Congressional peers for the final time.
Poet. Farmer. Congressman. Convicted Felon.
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